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LIVE from Interop19 in Las Vegas

Hear from some of the brightest industry thought leaders as they discuss the latest trends & challenges in IT.

Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23
10:00am - 11:30am PDT

Thursday, May 23 | 10:00am - 11:30am PDT

An (Ir)rational Approach to Interoperability
Brian McCarson (Vice President & Senior Principal Engineer, Industrial Solutions Division Internet of Things Group, Intel Corporation)

There are many challenges with trying to drive openness in a world of walled gardens. But, those challenges are well worth taking on. Proprietary and open systems are not mutually exclusive. There is a rational approach to interoperability that can strike a balanced approach that enables consumer choice and proprietary value. Designing with openness and partnerships in mind will derive greatest value for your enterprise and the ecosystem.

Fireside Chat
Kathy Kountze (Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Eversource Energy)
Moderator: Lenny Heymann, Interop

Kathy Kountze describes her IT organization as a necessary "change agent," relentlessly driving technology and business transformation at Eversource Energy. In this fireside chat, she'll share how she entirely revamped the company's IT systems following a merger - adopting cloud computing and SaaS applications in the process - to elevate the customer experience. Kathy will also share her approach to life-long learning and what the community can do to make the IT workforce more diverse.

Accenture Technology Vision: The Post-Digital Era
Michael Biltz, Managing Director, Accenture Technology Vision

Organizations are progressing on their digital transformation journeys, using their digital investments to understand customers with a new depth of granularity, reach consumers through more channels and expand ecosystems with business partners. But now enterprises are at a turning point. Digital is no longer a differentiating advantage — it’s the price of admission and table stakes for doing business. So, what’s next?

Wednesday, May 22 | 10:00am - 11:30am PDT

Shaping the Future of IT: CIO Lightning Series
Renee McKaskle (CIO, Hitachi Vantara)
Beth Niblock (CIO, City of Detroit)
Judd Williams (CIO, NCAA)
Moderator: Jessica Davis, InformationWeek

Beth Niblock, Judd Williams and Renee McKaskle will share a 5-minute lightning talk on what they think is the most critical (and positive) thing happening right now in their IT organization that will shape the their overall organization. These 5-minute talks will be followed by a 15-minute moderated discussion on what’s impacting and influencing the future of IT organizations.

Best of Interop Awards
The Best of Interop Awards recognize exhibitors that have technologically moved the IT industry forward. We’re happy to recognize our 2019 winners from the mainstage.

Fireside Chat 
Stacy Halota (Vice President, Information Security and Privacy, Graham Holdings Company)
Moderator: Sara Peters, Dark Reading

Join us for a conversation with Stacey Halota about how to make “privacy by design” a reality and IT asset management less painful. She’ll relate the challenges of managing security and compliance in a broad, decentralized organization that spans several highly regulated sectors (including energy, manufacturing, media and healthcare). Also get her tricks for gaining buy-in for major data governance and metrics initiatives without getting doors slammed in her face.